Euromast

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Euromast
Rotterdam euromast.jpg
General information
Type Observation tower
Hotel
Architectural style Modernism
Location Parkhaven 20
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Coordinates 51°54′22″N 4°27′57″E / 51.906111°N 4.465833°E / 51.906111; 4.465833Coordinates: 51°54′22″N 4°27′57″E / 51.906111°N 4.465833°E / 51.906111; 4.465833
Completed 1958-1960
Renovated 1970
Height
Antenna spire 184.6 m (606 ft)
Roof 104 m (341 ft)
Technical details
Lifts/elevators 2
Design and construction
Architect Maaskant, van Dommelen, Kroos en Senf
Engineer A. J. van Neste
R. Swart (engineer)
Main contractor Aanneming Maatschappij J.P. van Eesteren
References
[1][2][3][4]

Euromast is an observation tower in Rotterdam, Netherlands, designed by Hugh Maaskant constructed between 1958 and 1960. It was specially built for the 1960 Floriade, and is a listed monument since 2010.[5] The tower is a concrete structure with an internal diameter of 9 m (30 ft) and a wall thickness of 30 cm (12 in).[6] For stability it is built on a concrete block of 1,900,000 kg (4,200,000 lb) so that the centre of gravity is below ground. It has a "crow's nest" observation platform 96 m (315 ft) above-ground and a restaurant. Originally 101 m (331 ft) in height it was the tallest building in Rotterdam. It lost this position for a while, but regained it when the Space Tower was added to the top of the building in 1970, giving an additional 85 m (279 ft). Euromast is a member of the World Federation of Great Towers.

View from the Euromast in 2012, with the Erasmus Bridge on the left

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]